WHILE tornado victims continue their recovery, a Knight's Hill resident also continues to suffer from the night's events.
The tornadoes vanished long before Michael McNamara's Pecora Dairy.
But more than 200 millimetres of rain fell that night, washing away the bridge to his property and much of Pheasant Ground Road.
"In many parts, it's back to earth," he said.
Shedding tears at a meeting that member for Kiama Gareth Ward hosted last week to discuss the tornadoes' aftermath, Mr McNamara said he had relied on a neighbour to provide access for gas trucks through his land.
"But I imagine my neighbour's patience is going to run out," he said.
His land was also hit hard during the March 2011 floods.
But the $50,000 worth of gravel and road base laid with the help of natural-disaster funding was washed away during the heavy rain in February.
The road is a Crown road, so it does not fall under Kiama Municipal Council's responsibilities.
Mr McNamara said a council staff member was on holiday at the time and the deadline for further help was missed.
"We really rely on the council to make the grant application on our behalf. We at the western extremity of the municipality, sometimes we feel like we are at the absolute bottom of the priority list," he said.
"We pay our rates, but we don't get rubbish collection, we don't get our roads fixed. We just pay rates."
Mr McNamara currently processes yoghurt and cheese on site and delivers it himself. But he wants to eventually process milk from other farms, he says.
But that was not an option in the road's current condition.
Mr McNamara's was one of eight properties affected. He said moving was not an option because he had poured his life savings into the farm.
Mr Ward said he would make representations on the residents' behalf and the council's acting general manager, Bryan Whittaker, said he would also look into the issue.
At the meeting, residents were concerned about communications breakdown in the aftermath of the tornadoes.
Anglicare's Jeanette Burgess manned the evacuation centre at the Kiama Downs Surf Club, but said no one had showed up.
She also said one mother needed to buy school uniforms for her children after asbestos contamination had forced her from her home, but she could not access financial help.
A Meares Place resident complained that police had visited on Saturday morning, warning her to shut her doors and wash her car.
But she did not receive a follow-up visit to let her know when it was safe.
She was also not made aware of the public meetings, she said.
When the audience was asked who knew 97.3 ABC Illawarra was the emergency broadcaster, only half of those present raised their hands.
Kiama SES deputy controller John Wall said it was essential people had a battery-operated radio in case of power outage.
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